Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Top 11 Halloween Events in Austin 2014

It's that time of year to get spooky - Lots of Fun Halloween Events in Austin!

We narrowed it down to 11 must-do Halloween events for all ages in the Austin area:

Boo at the Zoo!
October 10th & 11th and 17th & 18th and 24th & 25th, 2014 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Enjoy after hours at the zoo! Come dressed in costume and make sure to bring a flashlight to see the animals at night.  Take a ride on the Haunted Train, all decked out for Halloween. Tickets are $12.50 and include a train ride and unlimited Haunted House visits.  Purchase tickets in advance through the website. So fun to see the zoo at night!

Haunted Trails
October 10th & 11th, 17th & 18th and 24th & 25th, 2014 7 PM - 10 PM
Walk the 3/4 mile trail all decked out for the holiday with spooky scarecrows, lanterns, historic haunted houses, story-tellers, and more! This year's theme will be "Disappearance," featuring a haunted trail where guests will help search for missing loved ones who vanished without a trace from the Sprinkle Corner village, at the hands of legendary Creatures of the Night.  Fortune tellers & hayrides are available for an additional fee. Admission is $12.

Salado's Halloween Fright Trail
October 18 & 25, & November 1, 2014 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Talk a walk along this spooky trail and see scenes from chosen classical tales of terror and Grimm's Fairy Tales will be reenacted for both the young and the young at heart. $3 per child, $5 per adult

October 24, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Discover the spooky side of Texas at this family-friendly Halloween extravaganza, featuring performances, games, interactive activities, art, and more for kids ages five and up.  Museum admission is free.

Spooky Skedaddle 5K & Halloween Festival
Texas School for the Deaf
Saturday, October 25, 2014 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This is Austin's only Halloween-themed evening 5K and family fun festival. Come in costume! Runners and walkers of all ages welcome. Registration for the 5K is $30 and includes all festival events and free trick or treating.(1102 S. Congress Ave)

Dia de los Muertos Festival
Pan American Recreation Center
October 25, 2014 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Come learn more about a Celebration of Life at the Day of the Dead Festival  $20 per person

Halloween at the Y
Old Settler's Park, Round Rock
October 25, 2014 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Come to one of the largest Halloween events in Central Texas, this festival includes carnival games, inflatables, rides, climbing walls, FREE Halloween candy, music, prizes, concessions, and more.  There will also be a fun costume contest!  Admission is $6 per person

Halloween Children's Concert
October 26, 2014 2:00 PM
A family fun "spook-tacular" show featuring chilling songs for everyone.  Come dressed in your best costume!  What a fun way to get you in the spirit! At the Long Center for Performing Arts, tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children.

Halloween Hootenanny
October 31, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
One of Austin's best family Halloween events, Thinkery's event will feature spooky science activities, a not so scary Storytime and a pumpkin patch that the little ones will love. Come dressed in your Halloween best for their costume parade! Member Child $15, Member Parent $12; Child $17, Parent $15; Children under 2 are free.

Trick or Treat Trail 
October 31, 2014 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This is a special event and part of the Hawaiian Falls Pfall Pfestival. Admission is free; activities are $1-8.

Fall Fun Fest
Old Settler's Park in Round Rock
October 31, 2014 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
This year's theme is Pirates! and is THE place to be if you have a pre-schooler! Featuring pre-school & toddler carnival games, hayrides, and fun entertainment. Bring canned goods to donate, as all donations benefit the Round Rock Serving Center. Free Admission

For a really BIG list of October fun, head on over to Free fun in Austin's list of 2014 Halloween Events.

Don't forget that we have already lined up the Best Pumpkin Patches in Austin for you.  And check out the Top 5 Corn Mazes in Texas as well!

Lastly, make up your own spooky visit to an actual ghost town in Manor, TX - read about our experience here

Have a Spook-tacular Halloween!!

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